Energy Saving Dampers
Save Money with Energy Saving Dampers
As seen in the image below, Lock-Top-Energy-Saving Dampers seal off the flue at the top of the flue rather than off the top of the firebox, as a traditional throat damper would. This allows the temperature in your home to stay the same, costing you less to heat your home in the winter and keep it cool in the summer. Studies show you can save up to ten percent of heat loss during the colder months of the year.
$200 a Year Up the Chimney!
Located at the top of the firebox in the throat of the chimney system, throat dampers are made of cast iron to withstand the high temperatures and wear and tear they endure over the years. They can easily slip or come out of the frame they are housed in, which is metal as well. This metal-to-metal seal causes a lot of the leak and draft issues you see with fireplaces. Studies show you can lose as much as $200 a year from the use of a brand new throat damper, so you can only imagine what you might lose with an older, rusted one.
Why this Damper is Considered “Energy Saving”
Acting as a ‘storm door’ for your fireplace, the Lock-Top Energy-Saving Damper has a rubber gasket seal that fits tightly on its frame. Keeping all the things you want kept out such as small animals, birds, and rain; and keeping in all the heat and cool that you spend so much of your hard-earned money on.
How it Works
The Lock-Top Damper mounts on top of the chimney flue and operates from the interior of the firebox by a handle. When a fire is wanted you open it, and close it once the fire has been extinguished. The damper seals tightly every time it is closed, eliminating any draft and saving you money.